Fooled by a Mirage - 2016 Tesla Model X Long-Term Road Test

2016 Tesla Model X Long-Term Road Test

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2016 Tesla Model X: Fooled by a Mirage

by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor on September 7, 2016

2016 Tesla Model X

Our long-term 2016 Tesla Model X doesn't just detect when a vehicle is near, it also determines what kind of vehicle it is. Sometimes you'll see a motorcycle, a big truck or a standard car.

I got stuck in LA's notorious traffic and had an opportunity to see the system's real-time processing in action.

In the photo above, it shows that I'm following a regular car. In reality, I was following a car carrier loaded with Mitsubishis.

2016 Tesla Model X

I'm guessing that the vehicle-identifying system relies partly on the forward-looking cameras, and in this instance it saw the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 more prominently. Insert your own joke here.

Once traffic came to a stop, which was often, and the Tesla crept up to the back of the carrier, the vehicle icon switched to a truck.

What does this mean? Probably nothing. I was bored in traffic, but these little touches make me like the Tesla more and more.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 7,527 miles

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